Police Station Video Surveillance Guide

By Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 15, 2015

This 18-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Police Station Surveillance market.

 

A global group of 50 integrators and consultants with police project experience responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining police station video surveillance systems.

This is a continuation in our vertical specific survey series. Others include: 

Questions Answered

In this survey, we share insights on these aspects of police station surveillance systems:

(1) Most Common Camera Locations

(2) Most Popular Form Factors

(3) Most Common Camera Manufacturers

(4) Most Common VMSes Deployed

(5) Audio Surveillance Used

(6) Police/LEO Department Specialty Integrations

(7) Video Storage Duration

(8) Most Common System Integrations

(9) System Specifications Writers and Issues

(10) Biggest Surveillance Improvement Needed

*** **** ***** ********** the *** ******* *** patterns *****:

  1. ****** *********: ****** ******** ******* surveillance ** * ******* fashion, **** *** ***** covered ** ****** *******. However, *** ****** ****** points, ******* *****/******* *****, and ********* ***** ******* the ******* ********.
  2. **** *******: ***** *** *** away *** *** **** common ****, ******** ****** mounted ******* **** ************ use ** *****. *** strength ** **** *****, versus ********* ****** ** the ******* ******.
  3. ****** *********, ****-******* ******:** ***** ** ********* features, ****** ***** ******** are *********** *******, **** outdoors. ** ********, *** cameras **** ****** ***** are ************ '****-*******' ** ligature-proof ******.
  4. ******* **** **** ****** Interest: ******* ******** ** ******* body-worn ******* ** *******, but **** * *** concrete ******** ** **** than **** ************ *** reported ** *** **********.
  5. ******* / *****:  ** *******, ******* lines ** ******* *** VMS ********* *** *******, with *** ******* ********** segment **** ********** ** use ****** **** ****** brands **** *** *** ******..
  6. ***** *********: ** ********* ***** and *****, ***** *********** is *********** ****. ***** the ********** ** *** tight *********** ******* ****, in **** ***** ******** recording ******* **** ***** recording ******** *** **** available ****** *** ****.  In *** **** ** jail *****, ***** ******** is *** ****** *** issue, *** ** *** acoustically **********, **** ********* used ** ***** *** strong ****.
  7. ****** ************:** *******, *********** **** other ******* ** *** typical. '** ************' *** the **** ****** ******, but ****** ******* *** intrusion ********* ***** *** most ****** ***-*** **** integration ** ****.
  8. *******: ** **** *****, one ***** ** ****** recordings *** ****, ******** the ******** ***** ****** increase ** ******* ********* longer *****.  
  9. **************: ** *** ******** of ********, *********** *** key ******* ** *** design *********, ****** **** or ******* ******* ***** specialty *********** *** *&** are ********* ****.
  10. ****** ************:  ** **** *******, *********** blamed *** **** ** strong ****** ******** ** the ***** ** **** maintenance, ****** **********, *** old *********. ***** **** that, **** ********* ********* that ********* ** ****** equipment ***** **** * big ****** ** **** systems,with ******* *********** ** better *********** ******** * big *****.

Camera *********

********: **** *** *** **** common ********* *** ********* cameras ** ****** ***********?  Why?

*******: ****** *********** *** surveillance ***********, ********* *** logging ***** ** ******* and *** ****** *** enter *** ******** ** interact **** ***** ******.  

*** ******** ***** ******* response ***** *** **** area: 

****** *****, ****** *********, and ********* ******

** *** ********* ***** the ****** ** ***** interacts **** ******** ** the ********, ************ ** a ********.

  • "********, *********, ******* *********. Is *** ****** ***** the ********* **** **** contact **** ********* *** can ** **** ** proof."
  • "*** *******, *********, ***, workout *****, **** ****** areas, ******** *****, ******* treatment, ********* *****, ******* general ************."
  • "*** ******** ******** ***** and *** **** ******** - ******* ***** ******* campus."
  • "****** *** ********* *** required ******** *** ****** stations ** ******* *** record "******" ** *** arrive *** ****** **** the ****. **** **** be ******** *** *** way ** *** ******** line."
  • "******** ******* ** *** hallways **** ********** ****** to ****** ***** ** no ************ ******. ******** cameras *** ********* ******** (entrance *****, ******* *****, outside ***** ** ****) to ******* *** ****** any ********* **** *** public ** *** ******** to *** ***** **** (or *** **) *** jail."
  • "*****, ** ***** *** public ****** **** *** precinct. ********* ** *** facility, ** ******** ************ on *** *********."

********* *****, *******, *** Holding *****

** ********, *** ***** within ** ****** ******* ***** suspects *** ******** ** interviews *** ********* *** heavy ************ *********, ***** including ***** ** **** as ***** *********.

  • "********* ***** *** ******* cells ***** *** ******* called * "********" ******* they **** ******** *********."
  • "********* *****, ** **** when * ****** ** being *********** ** **********, the ********** **** ****** and ***** ********. **** Cells / ****, ** protect *** ****** *** the ******. **** ** above, ************ ** ** event ** ******."
  • "************* *****-******* **** ***** to ****** ********** *** alcohol ****** *****. ****-** ensure *** ****** ** the ******* *** *** officers *******-******** ** *** booking *******."
  • "******* ***** *** ******* Cells. *** **** * record ** **** ******** while *** ******** *** in **** *******, **** if *** ***** *** can **** ****'* ********* from *** **** ******* holding."
  • "************** ****, *** ***** and ******. *** *********** room, *** ********* ************.  Holding *****, *** ******** observing."
  • "******** * ******* *** go (****** ***** * washroom) *** ****** **** to ******* *** **. If ***** ** ******* a ******* ******** *** try ** ****** ****** doubt ** ********* *** outcome ** *** ****."

******* *****, *****, *** Sally *****

*** **** **** ** surveillance ********** **** ** the ***** ** ******** ***** (***** *****) where ******** ******** *** transferred **** ******** ** inside *** ****** *******.

  • "***** *****, ****** *** booking *****, ********* *****."
  • "** *** ****** ***** the ********* **** **** contact **** ********* *** can ** **** ** a *****."
  • "******** ******** ********** **** are ********* ******* ***** prior ** ******** ** jail ** ***** **** video ******* ** ******** to ******* *****."
  • "** *** **** ***** from *** **** *** suspect ******* ** *** time **** *****, **** you ***'* ** ******* with ****** *********, *** or ***** ****** ** misconduct. "
  • "***** ****, *** *******"
  • "********, ***** ***** & booking *****. ** **** an *** ** ******** and ****** ************."

***** ************* ***

*** ****** **** *** all ** ***** ********* are ***** **********. ** many ***** ********** ** the ******** *****, *** reason *** ********** * record ** ****** ** needed *****:

  • "**** **** ****** ****** of **** ** ********* once * ****** ******."
  • "************ ** ** ***** if ******."
  • "****** **** *** ********* of *** ******** ** maintained."
  • "*** ****** ***** *** policeman **** **** ******* with ********* *** *** be **** ** * proof."
  • "****** *** **** ***** police **** ** *********** with *** ****** ***** get ********."
  • "** *** **** ***** from *** **** *** suspect ******* ** *** time **** *****, **** you ***'* ** ******* with ****** *********, *** or ***** ****** ** misconduct."

Which **** ******* **** ****?

********: ***** ****** **** ****** is **** ****** *** Police ************ *******? *** any '*******' ******* ******, like ******, ****** *********, or ****-******** ******?

*******: ** *******, *** biggest ********* **** ********* vandal ********* *******, **** many ********* ********** **** both ******** *** ******** models *** *** ******. While ******** **** ******* were *****, ****** ***** (naturally?) *** *** **** popular *******. ****, ******* responses ********* **** ****-*******/****-******** cameras *** ********** **** inside ** ******* *****.

****** *********

*******, ******* **** *** marketed ** ********* ***** are ****** ***** ******* using **** **********, *** just ********** ***-******* ****** models. *************, ****** **** of *** ******* ********* an '**' ******, *** ********* cited *** **** **** non-specific (*** ***** ** ************ abuse) '****** *********' ******:

  • "******-********* ** **** ******."
  • "******* **** ******* *** often ** ******-********* ****** enclosures."
  • "****** **** ****** *********, they ****** **** * general **** ** ***** happening. ** *** ******* they'll ******* ** *******."
  • "****** **** *** ****** camera, ****** *********."
  • "****** **** ****** ** always ********* ** *** deployment ********. ****** *********, detention *****, ***. ***** appropriate."
  • "** ****** *** ****** Resistant ***** *** ******** cameras. ******** *** * mix ** ****** *** Vandal ********* *****."
  • "**** ** ***** ***** cameras *** **** ***** domes ** ********."

****** ***** *** ****** Domes

****** *** '****** *********' specification, **** ************ ***** domes **** ***** *** greatest ******* ** ****** rated ******. *******, ******* prevalent *** ****** *** corner-mount *******. ******** ******* less ****** **** ******* or *****, **** *** popular ******* ****** ****** departments:

  • "****** ********* ***** ** corner ***** *****."
  • "****** ********* ***** **** been *** **** ****** form ******. ** **** use ******* **** ** IR ** *** **** area ***** *** ****** might ** ********."
  • "****** ********* ** *** main ******* *** ********* dome ******* *** * popular ******."
  • "*** **** ****** ****** is *** ****** ********* dome, ****** ** ******* cells ***** ** *** the ******* *-****** *******."
  • "***** **** ****** ** agency ******* ********, ****** proof, *********, ****** ******, extreme ****** ***** *****, PTz, ******* *******, **'** seen ** *** *** there."
  • "***** **** ***** * few ****** ******/******* ***** cameras **** ********* **** one ****** ******* ** would ******* ** *** analog ****. ** ** a *** **** *********** with *** ******* ** cameras ** *** ******."
  • "******* **** ******* *** often ** ******-********* ****** enclosures."

****** *** ***********

**** * *** ********* mentioned ***** ****** *********, and ***** ******* **** it ***** ** **** selectively ** ********, ******* in ********* *****:

  • "********* **** ******* *** often ******, ****** ************ a ****** ***** **** explicitly *** **** **** be ******* ** ** least **** ** *** rooms."
  • "*********** ***** *** **** rooms, ****** *** ********* rooms *** **** ** at *** *********** ** the **********. "
  • "** **** **** * few ******* ** ********* rooms"
  • "****** ********* ** *** major **** ******. ***** is * ***** ****** of ****** ** ***, but ** ** *** significant."
  • "****** *** **** ****** requested. ******-********* ** **** common."
  • "**** ****** ****'* ********* with ******* ***** ******. I ***** **** ****** expect ** ** ** camera **** **** *** in * ****** *******."

****-******** ****** *****

*******, ******* ******** ******* exposed **** ****** ** edges *** ****** ****** of **** ***** ** mitigate *** **** ** inmate ******, *** ****-******** units (**: ***** ******** from****, ***** [**** ** longer *********], *** *******) *** *** ****** elsewhere ** *** ********:

  • "****-******** ****** *** ******** in ******* *****. **** all ***** ********* *** at ***** **-** ****** resistant *** *** ***** subject ** "******" *******, we *** ** **** housings ** ******* ******* bodily ******, **** ** conditioned ******."
  • "** *** ******* ***** it ** ********** ********* that *** ******* **** no ********** ******** ** grip **. ********** ********* suicides **** ******* **** concern."
  • "** *** ****** ********* domes ****** ***********. ****-******** is ******* **** ******* but **** ****** ***** for ***."
  • "*** *** ****** ********* and ** **** **** a *** ******* ** interview *****. ** *** currently ********* * *********** with ****' *** ****-******** camera."

Special ************

********: *** ****** *** ********* applications **** ********, ***** ports, ********* *****, ** officer-worn **** *******?  ***** ones *** **** ******? 

*******: *** ****** ********, Interview ***** *** ******* everywhere. ****** ********** ***** like***** *************** *** **** ****** **** the ******* **** ******** a **** ** ********* areas.

***** ***** *** ********

  • "**'** **** **** *** man-trap, *** *****-***** *** interview ***** *** ****** mandatory."
  • "***-***** *** ***** ****** in ** **********. ***** are **** ************ ** areas ***** ********* *** being ***** **** *** secured **** ** *******. "
  • " ********** **** ******** ******** or ******* ****** **** video ** ********, ***** ports, *********, *******, ***** of ********, ***. "
  • "*****-***** *** ******** ** building ************."
  • "*** ***** *** **** common. ** *** ***** ports ** *** *** around *** ****** * lot **** **** ** see ** ** *** other *****."
  • "***** ***** *** **** common *** *** **** areas ***** ******** *** evidence *** ******* **** the ********."

********* ***** 

**** ***** ************, ***** is ***** ** ******** as *****. ********* ***** recordings *** ****** ****** as ******** ****** **************. As ****, ** ** common *** ***** ***** to ** *****-***** ******* that **** *********** ******** available ** *** *********** at *** ****.  ******** like:

"**** ********* **** **** also **** * ******* room ***** ********* ** initiated ** ** ******* or ********* ****** *** times **** **** *** legally ******* ** ******" 

**** ******, *** *** nuances ** ***** ********* were *********** ****** ** warrant * ******** ******** question:

  • "**** ** ************ *** offsite ******** ******* **** multiple ********* ***** ********** video *** ***** ********* devices. **** ********* **** will **** **** * control **** ***** ********* is ********* ** ** officer ** ********* ****** the ***** **** **** are ******* ******* ** record."
  • "********* ***** *** * constant ** ***** ****** station/law *********** ****** **'** ever **** **."
  • "*** ******* ** ******* on ********* *****. **** department ******* *** ******* interview ***** *** *** shopping *** *********."
  • "********* ***** *** **** common, *** *** ** may *** ** **** in **** *** ******** surveillance."
  • "** **** ****** * few ********* *****, *** either *** **** **** kept **** **** ************ or **** **** ********** into **** ****** ******** due ** ******* ****."
  • "********* ***** *** ******, though **** ********* *** on * ******** *****-***** system **** *** **** of *** **** ****** (analog ****)."

**** **** ********, *** Growing

*** **** * ***** segment,******** *******, *** ***** ** many ** ***** ******** but ******* ** ******** and ********.  ** **** cases, ****** ******* ** funding **** **** ******** been ******* *** *** adoption ** *** ********** but *** ** ** the ************ ******.

  • "** *****'* **** *** body ******* *** *** are ******** **** * few *********** ***** ****."
  • "******* **** ******* *** becoming **** ****** *****. Many **'* *** **** stations **** *** ****** the ***** **** *** officer **** ******* **** their **** ***."
  • "*******-**** ******* *** ****** getting **** ******."
  • "**** ******* *** * hot ***** ***** ***. Seems **** ***** **** the ****** ** *** a ***** *** ** recognizes *** ** ** an ********** ********."
  • "** **** **** ************** for **** **** ***** and **** ********* *** demonstration ** ******* ******* for **** ********* *** ultimately *** ** ***** procurements **** ********** ********* due ** ****** *********** or ****** **** *** knowing **** **** ****** wanted."

Common ****** *************

********: **** ****** ************* ** you **** ***** *** in ****** ************ *******? *** idea *** **** *** chosen?

*******: **********, ******* ****** **** commonly *****. ** **** cases, **** **** *** brand *** *****, **** brand ********* ********* *** project **** *** ******. *******, contrary ***** *******, **** ******* ******* tended ** ******* ******* brands, **** ****** ****** much **** ******:

  • "**** *** ***** *** the **** ******. * think ***** ** *** go ** ***** ** there **** **** ***** contracts *** **** ***** in **** ** *** larger ***********, *** *** PD's **** ***** ** the *****. **** ** more ****** **** *** integrator *** ****** ** what ****** ***** ** selected."
  • "**** ** *** ** have **** **** *** the ******, ** *** they ***'* ****** ** have *** ********."
  • "******** *** *** ******** of *******, **** *** any **** *****."
  • "** **** ********* **** Axis *** ** *** reliability ** *** *******. For *****, ** **** used ****** ***********. ** stations **** * **** visited * **** **** older ****** ******* **** have **** ** ***** for *****. * **** saw ******** ** * station. *** *** ****** chief, **** *** ** say ** *** ******** system *** ** *** decided ** *** ******* contractor."
  • "***** ** **** ***** asked *** ***/** ***********. While *** ***** *** lost ************ ****** **** the ******* ******, ** is ***** ****** ******** by **. *** **********, wide ******* ** ****** resistant ******** *** ******* to ********* *** ***'* into ***** ******* ** significant."
  • "****, ********* *** *******. The ******* *-****** ** hard ** ** ** you **** ** ********* tough ******, *** ****** are ****** ****** *** price ***** *** ******* sets *** ****** **** the **** ***** **** they *** **** ***."
  • "**** *** ******** *** most ******. **** ** spec'd, ******** ** ******* as ** ********* ** via *****. * ******* Axis ** ***** ********** as "*** ** *** best" ********* *** ** a ******* ** ****** much **** ***** **** to ** ** *** Analog *****. ******** ** just **** ************."
  • "****, *****, ***** (******), and ******* *** **** common. ***** ****** **** also **** ** **** surveillance ******* ** ****** Departments *** ******** *** experienced **** **** *** use **** ** *** police ******** ** ****."

***-**** *******

*******, ********** ** ******* **** Central ******* *** ****, budget ****** ********* **** than *** ***** ****** factor:

  • "**** ***** *** ***** chinese ** **** *******. They *** ****** ******* police **** ** *** everything ** ****** *******."
  • "********* ** *** ******* favorite."
  • "** ****** ** ** lots ** *********** ******, most *** ********* *****."
  • "*********, *********** *** *********** is **** **** *** a ********** ****. ** chose **** ** ***."
  • "*** ****** *** ****** ***** for ***** **** ****, so ***** ** ****** the ******* *******, **** cameras *** ****** ** possible."

Common ***** ********

********: ***** ***** ** *** most ***** *** ** Police surveillance *******? *** **** why **** *** ******?

*******:  ***** *********** ********* stick **** ****-**** ****** and *** *** ******* adoption ** ****** ** small *******. ** ******* cases, *** ************** *** mandated ** ****** *********** like ******** ****** ********, DHS, ***, ** *** scaled ********** ** ******** **** *******************:

  • "**** ** *** ****** of ****** ** ***. The ******* **** ** a ***** *** ** selling *** *******, *** they *** *** *** most ****, ******* ****."
  • "******* *** **% ** our ************ ******* ** the *********** *** ********* network ************* *** ************. We've **** ***** * few ***** ***** *** systems **** ***** *** ease ** *** *** important."
  • "** *** ******* *** Milestone."
  • "*********, *****, *******.  ****** upgradeable *** ******* *******. Good **** *******."
  • "** ***** *** ******* and ********* ** ****** surveillance *******. ****** **** to ** **** ********** in *** ******** ************* that ***** ***** *****."
  • "****** ****** ** ** PD *********, ** **** recognize *** ***** ** almost ***** ** * ever **** ** *** a ****** ***** ********* system *** *** ********."
  • "*******, *******, *********. ********* on *** ****** **********. the * ****** *** approved ** *** ******** of ********."

**** ** ***, ********* ********

  • "*******, **** *** ****** to *** ******* ***** format. ** *** ***'* get *** ****** ** take *** ***** **'* less **** ********* *** the ****** *** *** driven ** *** ******, they ** **** **** want *** **** *** to ** **** **** want ** ****** ***** it."
  • "* **** **** ******* for *** *********** *** most ** *** **** computer ** ******* ********. They *** ****** ********* with *** **** ******** is ** *** **** minimum ******** *** *** quickly ** *** ****** and ****** *****. ** our ********** ** **** to *** ******** ******** is ***."
  • "** **** ** ******** for **** ** ***. The ****** ***** *** system ****'* ********* *** the ****** *** ** be ****** ** *******."
  • "***** ********* ** *****, flexible ********* ******* *** robust ****** ******** *** a ****** ** *** reasons *** * ***** Police *********** **** ** gravitate ****** ****** *********."

Audio ************ ***

********: ** ***** ************ ********* common ** ****** ***********?  Where? **** *** *** main ********** ** ********* this?

*******:  ********* ************** ** spoken ********** *** * major *********** ** ****** systems, ** *** ***** and ***** ********** ** coversations ******* ******** *** contain ********** **********. ***** audio ********* *** *** be **** **********, ** is *********** ******** ** interogation ***** *** ******* cells:

********* *****

  • "**** *** ** ******** must **** ** *** last ****** ********** ********** we *********. ***** **** several ********* ***** *** booking ***** ***** ***** and ***** **** ******."
  • "***** ** ****** ****** interview *****. "
  • "** ****** ***** ** the ************* *****."
  • "***** ** ******** *** interview **** **********. ********* high ******* ***** ** a ********* **** ********* developed *** ******** ************, where ***** *** ** afterthought."
  • "** ** *** ****** in ****** ****** ** offices *** ** ** part ** *** ********* systems ** ********* *******."
  • "***** ************ ********* ** common ** ****** ***********. It ** ******** ** interrogation ***** ********* ** the ***."

**** *****

  • "** *** ********* ***** and *** **** *****."
  • "***** ** ***** ********* in *** ****** ***** of *** **** *****."
  • "****** *** ******* ***** recording ** ******, ************* statements *** ********** **** inside."
  • "********** ***** *** *** cells **********."
  • "** ** ********** ** is **** ****** ** holding *****, ******* *****, and ********* *****."

***** ******* ******* *******

** ***** **** *** biggest ***** ** ***** surveillance *** *** ***** applications, *** *** ********* feedback *** ** ***** quality.  ******* ************ ** inferior ***********, **** ********* of ***********, *** ******* of ***** ****** **** video, ** **** *** acoustic ********* ** *** rooms **********, ********** ***** is *** ** **** task:

  • "******* ******** *** **** quality ** ***** *** attenuation."
  • "*** ******* ********* *** ensuring ***** ******* *** that ***** *** ** sync **** *** *****. If *** ***** *** not ** ****, ** could ** ****** *** in *****."
  • "* **** ****** ** getting ********* ** ****** and ********* ** *** camera ***** ** ** systems. ** ***** ** great ** **** *** hi ******* ***** ** more ** * **** and **** ******* *** IP."
  • "****** ***** **** ***** lip **** ** * huge *****."
  • "*** ******* ********* * have *** ****** ** there ** ******* ** absorb ***** ***** ** many ** ***** *********. The **** ******** ** these ********** *** ***** walls **** ******** *****. I ****** ******** ***** absorbing ***** ****** **** has * ******* ******... it ** ****** **** no ***** **********."
  • "**** ********** *** ********* of ********** *** ********** noise."
  • "******* ********* ** *********** the ********* ** ***** areas ** **** *** typically ****** ***** ************."
  • "******* ***** *** ***** and ******* ********* ** difficult *******."

******** ******* **** ***** Control ******

  • "********* *** ********* **** mics *** ******** *** controlled ** * ****** AUDIO **/*** ****** **** kills ***** ** *** mics. ** **** ***** activated ***** ** ****** areas ******* *** **."
  • "** ******* ********* ********* so * ******* **** eliminate * ****** ********** as ******** **** ******* system"
  • "**** ** ******* ********** by ** ******** ***** recorder."
  • "*** **** ********* ** had *** *** ****** had ** ** **** to ** ****** ****** off *** **, ** we *** *** *** injector ***** ******* * light ******."
  • "***** ******* ******* * ****** **** button *** *****/**** **** visual ********** ** **/*** status."
  • "*** ********* **** ***** for **/*** ******** ** each **** ********* ** the ********* ** ******."

Recording ******* ********

********:*** **** *** ********** typically ****?  **** ****** this?

*******: ** ***** ** practical ***, *** ***** is **** ******. *** actual ****** ** **** is ********* ***** ** 30 ** ** **** and ** ******* ****** by ******** ***********.  *******, while **** *********** ***** prefer **** ******* *****, cost ** *** ******** fact.  **** **** **** is *** * *******, storage ***** ****** **** past * ******.

*** ***** *******

  • "** ****, **** ** any ***** ****** ** install, ****** **'* ******* more ******** ******** ** either *** ****** ***** or *** **** ********."
  • "** **** ****** ** involves * ******. ******* departmental ****** ****** ******* requirements."
  • "** **** *******, **** the ***** ********** ** what ***** **'* *** doing. **** **** *** statue ** *********** (* years) ** ***** ***** if *********."
  • "** **** - *** protection ** ******** *** to *********** ******."
  • "** **** ** **** common **** ******** ******* of ***** ** **** holding *****. *** ********** actually ****** * ****** to * ***** ** storage (********** ***** *** afford) *** ******** ******* cells ** ****** ****** of ***** **** ***** the ******* **** *******. "
  • "*** ***** ** ******** no **** **** ** days."
  • "** ******* ** ********* 30 ****. ** ** days ** ********* ********, for **** **** ** known."
  • "********** *** **** *** 30 ****. **** *** driven ** *** ****** department's ******** **********. ** was * ******* ********** and ** ** ******** would *****, ** ***** be ******** ** ******** media *** ****-**** *******. This ** *** **** handled *** ******** **** may **** ** ** brought ** *****."

**** ***********

** *** ** ******* reasons ******* ******** ******, cost ** ******* *** the ***** ****** *** video ** *** **** longer:

  • "********** *** **** ** days ********* ** *** regulations. ** *** ** shorter **** **** *** to ****** *********** *** it ** ****** ****** by ***********."
  • "*** ******* **** * year, *** *** ****** typically **** ** - 45 ****."
  • "* **** ** ***** requested *** ******* **** prevented **** ** *** past."
  • "*** ****** ** **** ** the ******* ******. **** will ****** ***** *** drives *** ****, ** or ********* ** ****."

****** ********* *** ***** Issues

*************, ****** **** ** days ** ******* *** cited ** **** * potential '***' *** '***'.  Several ******** ********* ****** durations ***** ** ****** in ******** *********** *****-***-****, while ****** ****** **** keeping ***** *** **** could ******* ** *********** for ******* ********* ** make *****:

  • "** **** ** **** common **** ******** ******* of ***** ** **** holding *****. *** ********** actually ****** * ****** to * ***** ** storage (********** ***** *** afford) *** ******** ******* cells ** ****** ****** of ***** **** ***** the ******* **** *******. Ultimately **** ***** ** be * ****** ***** decided ** ** *** departments **********."
  • "** ******* ******** *** the **** **** **** crimes *** ******** ****** 72 *****. ** **** becomes * ********* ********* hundreds ** ********* ** hours ** *****. ** unscrupulous ******** ****** ******** video **** ** ****** exists."

Common ************

********: **** **** ** ***** party ************ (****** *******, intrusion, ********* ********, ***.) are *******?

*******:  ********* ***** *** Police ******** *** *** integrated, *** ****** ******* and ********* *** ******* first ** ****.

  • "****** *********** **** ********* and ****** *******. ***** no *********** **** ******** center *** **** ******** are ** ****."
  • "******. ** ***'* ****** have **** ***** ********* integration."
  • "****** *******, *********, ******* gates, ********, ****** *******, video **** ****** *******. The *********** ** ********* with *** ** **** coming ******. ****** ****** stations ***** *** **** secure ***** ** ***** the ****** **** ** restrict ***, ** *** seeing ******* ***** ****** directory *** *** ****** leaders ** **** ****. The ******* ** ******* cards ******* **** ****** access ** * **** when ****** *** **** there ** ** ***** panel *** ******* *** credential ****** *****'* **** permission ** ****** *** alarm ***** ** ******* processing ** ****."
  • "*-****** ******* *-**** ***** 3-duress ******."
  • "****** ****** *******, *** intrusion."
  • "****** ******* ** ******* especially ** ***** *** other ******* *****. ***** time ***** ** * guard **** **** ***** passage **** * ******* area *** **** ** typically **** **** ** access ******* ***********."

**** **** ******

*** **** ****, **** (if *** ****) ******* stand ***** *** *** not ********** ** ***, usually ******* ** **** or **** ***** **** of ****:

  • "****** ******* ******, *** in *** * *** I **** ****** ** it ** *** ********** due ** ****** ********. The **** ****-** *********** is **** "***** *******" tied ** * ***** port ** * ****** IP ****** **** **** notify *** *** * screen ** *** ***** room **** *** ****** is ******."
  • "*** **** ** ******* has ****** *******, *** it ** *** **********. There ** **** ******** alert ******, ***** **** is *** ********** **** the **** ******."
  • "*** ** ***. ******* are ********** ** **** point."
  • "****** ******* ** **** deployed ****** ****** *********** but ***** ** *** much *********** **** *** camera ******* ** ***."
  • "**** ****/****** *********** ** always * "***, ***** as ****". ****** ***** in ******** ** * front **** ***** ***** is ******** ******."

Who ****** *** **************?

********: *** ********* ****** *** ****** surveillance ****** *************? **** this ****** ** **** results? *** ** *** not?

*******:  ** *******, *********** ** dealers **** * ******* role ** ******* ** a '******** *********'. ******************* ***************** *********** **** *** lead, ****** *********** ******** **** a **** ******* ******* approach ** ****** *******.

********** ******

**** ********** ******* ********* that **** **** *** voices ******* ****** ************** for ****** *******:

  • "***** ** *** ****** with *** ********** ** previous ******** *** **** already *** * ******** analog ************, **** **** what ************ **** ****** to *** ** *** range, ** **** ******** us ** ********** *** new ******."
  • "** **** ****** ***** directly **** *** ***** or ******* ***, ******* for **, **** **** always ***** **** **** want *** ******** ** our *****."
  • "********* **** ******* **** a ****** ** **** who **** ** ******* the ************* *** **** discretely. * **** **** this ****** ** ******** occasions."
  • "**** ** *** ***** CCTV ******: ** ** design **, ** ** it's ******** ** ** engineer **** ***** **** the **** ****'** ***** wrt ** ****, *** system ** ***** *** does **** **** ****."
  • "**** ********* *** ** to ****** **. ** does **** ****** ******* because ** **** ******* of **** *** ***** equipment **** *** ** and ** *** **** a ****** ************* ** what *** ********* ***** are."
  • "** **** ** *** engineer *** *** ****** Chief ** ****** ** lead ********* ******* *** design *** *** ******. I ******** *** ****** specifications ***** ** *** needs ** *** **********. It *** ******** ***** results *********** **** **** are *** **** *** know *** ******* ***** better **** ****** *** the *** ***** ** any ********* ************** ***** video ** ********."

Biggest *********** ******

********: *** ***** *** ******* the ****** ************ ******* *** have ****** **?

*******: **** **** *******, Police ***** *** ***** to **** **** ****. This ******* ** ******* scaling *** ********* ******* a ****** ******* **** in ****, ******* ******* like ******** *** ************ low ********** ** ******* until ******** ******:

****** ********

  • "**** ******* *** *** well ******* *** ** their ******* ****. ***** may **** **** ***** plans ** *** ****, but **** *** ***** systems *** ******* ********. The **** *** ** improve **** ** ***** systems ** ** **** the **** ** ***** them ***** *** ******** and **** ************** ** the ****** ****** ** one ***** **** ** PD ***** **** **** includes ** ******** **** the *********** *******."
  • "**** * **** ******* by ******* **** ***** what **** *** *****."
  • "****** *********** ********, ***** minimum ****** ****. *********, accross *** ***** , prison ***** ********, ***** more ** ********, *** patches ** ******** ****. Complete ****** ******** *** 5 **** ******* ***."
  • "****** ***'* **** ***** for ********. ******** *** easy ** *** **** to *** *** *******, just **** *** **** to *** *** *******. The ****** ********** **** a ********* *******, ** is *** ******* ** see * ****** *** running **** ** *** in ** *** *** locked."

****** **********

***** ******** **** ** clear **** * ****** revamp ** *** ********** (higher ***********, **** ******* designs) ***** **** * big ******:

  • "***** *********** ****** ******* that *** ** ***** and ********** ** *** install *** ****. *** cameras ** ***** *** frequently *** **********, ***** and *****, *** ** various ****** ** **** maintenance. **** ********** ******** in ********* **** ****** to **** *** ****** cameras ******** ******."
  • "****** ******* ** ***** points, *** ***** ********* (this ** * *********** consistent *****), ********* ******* outdoors, ***."
  • "**** ******* ** ** cover **** ****** ** utilize *** *** *** degree ********** ** **** a ***** **** ** everything ***** **."
  • "******* *** ******* ( cameras) ** * ****** quality *** **. ********* the ******** ** **** on *** ****** ******. Make **** *** ******** understands *** ********** ** a ******* ********* **** allows *** ****** *********** and ********."
  • "* ***** *** **** higher ********** ******* *** better *********** ** * couple *************."

Comments (4)

Hi Brian,

I was hoping to see a section covering evidence storage. Any reason why it wasn't included?

Thanks

What aspect of evidence storage? Do you mean where video is stored or how long or? Please elaborate.

No, I am looking at all seized evidence and the storage of same. Of course the highest risk exhibits such as money, drugs and firearms are of the most concern. Security of exhibits is a high priority for police and is up there with lock up/interview rooms and the areas where there is public interaction.

I just thought it might be somethying you want to consider if and when your guide gets updated.

Thanks

Got it, good question.

In this survey, we just focused on video surveillance but we will consider it for future ones.

In addition, I just started a discussion on: Evidence Storage In Police Stations to see if we can get some feedback.

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